Acts 5:29

“Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then Peter, and the other Apostles answered, and saide, Wee ought to obey God rather then men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Peter and the apostles answered and said, We must obey God rather than men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Peter and the Apostles, answering, said, We have to do the orders of God, not of man.
- Basic English Bible

But Peter answering, and the apostles, said, God must be obeyed rather than men.
- Darby Bible

Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
- Webster's Bible

Peter and the other Apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than man.
- Weymouth Bible

But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.
- World English Bible

And Petre answeride, and the apostlis, and seiden, It bihoueth to obeie to God, more than to men.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Peter and the apostles answering, said, `To obey God it behoveth, rather than men;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 5:29


5:29 Then Peter - In the name of all the apostles, said - He does not now give them the titles of honour, which he did before, #Ac 4:8|; but enters directly upon the subject, and justifies what he had done. This is, as it were, a continuation of that discourse, but with an increase of severity.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 5:29


Ac 5:29-32 Then Peter . . . answered. Peter's defense asserts (1) that God must be obeyed rather than earthly rulers; (2) God raised up Jesus whom they hanged on the cross; (3) exalted him to his right hand; (4) to be a Prince and Savior, to grant Israel the opportunity to repent, and to obtain forgiveness; (5) that they were witnesses of these facts, and so was the Holy Spirit.

Discussion for Acts 5

  • Ray321
    Galatians 1:1 Paul, an apostle, not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead Apostle Paul was taught from God himself, so we must listen to what Paul has to say. 1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 5:29 THEN PETER AND THE OTHER APOSTLES ANSWERED AND SAID WE OUGHT TO --- OBEY GOD --- RATHER THAN MEN --5:30-- THE GOD OF OUR FATHERS RAISED UP JESUS WHOM YOU SLEW AND HANGED ON A TREE ***ROMANS 8:11 BUT IF THE SPIRIT OF HIM THAT RAISED UP JESUS FROM THE DEAD DWELL IN YOU HE THAT RAISED UP CHRIST FROM THE DEAD SHALL ALSO QUICKEN YOUR MORTAL BODIES BY HIS SPIRIT THAT DWELLETH IN YOU
  • Ray321
    Acts 5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? It's always good to give to the Lord, if not, the Lord can make you pay some way or another.
  • Bruce
    The servant is not greater than his Lord. If they have Persecuted Me, they will also Persecute You;if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also. John 15:20./ Persecution will come to a Born-again Believer when they Preach The Way of Salvation. In the Last Days there'll be rockers: Jude:18./Ye Shall be Hated of all---: He that shall endure unto The End,---Shall be Saved. Mark 13:13
  • BSP
    Even though the apostles had been flogged and persecuted, verse 42 shows that they did not give up. This is a great example of endurance for us.
  • Maria Morales
    Verse 30-31The God of our fathers has raised up Jesus to be a Prince and Savior to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

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